Conversation exercises 3 minute chat with the person next to you 3 minute chat with the person next to you What is important to you in what has just been presented? Source: http://www.mpiweb.org/Archive?id=3604 Other questions to ask What can you use from the presentation? What do you think we should do next? How can you contribute? What do you think about x? How do you feel about this? What do you need to know more about? What do you feel uncomfortable about regarding this plan? Source: Ravn, Ib: Facilitering, p. 93-94. First impressions game Source: http://www.sustainable-employee-motivation.com/meeting-icebreakers.html#whoami Step # 1 Please walk over to a person you don’t know. Have a brief conversation with that person for about 1 minute. Step # 2 Using post-it notes, please write first impressions about the person and put them on his or her back. Use 1 post-it note per impression. Examples: You have a beautiful smile. You are a great listener. Step # 3 Move to another person, you don’t know, and repeat step # 2. Step # 4 After about 10 minutes, people come back to their seats. For each person in the room, the person on his/her left reads out what is written on the post-it notes on his/her back. Poster session Round # 1. 5 minutes 1. 4 participants each place a poster in each corner of the room. 2. The other participants in the room split up in each corner. 3. Each of the 4 participants with posters talks about his/her idea. Round # 2: 10 minutes Using post-it notes, each participant places questions on any poster. In groups of 2 persons, participants discuss questions with each other. Appreciative inquiry assignment Part A. 2 minutes What is the best experience you’ve had with X? Part B. 2 minutes What did you do to make this experience really good? Part C. 2 minutes What would you wish was possible in relation to X? Part D. 2 minutes What can you do to make your wishes come true? Please be concrete. Question exercise Step # 1: The workshop moderator suggests a focus topic Examples: Transportation innovation, banking innovation, education innovation. Step # 2: Participants develop questions Step # 3: Participants improve questions Step # 4: Participants prioritize questions The moderator defines criteria for prioritizing questions. Step # 5: Participants and moderator decide on next steps Example: Topic of next workshop. Step # 6: Participants reflect on what they have learned The moderator encourages participants to review what they have learned working through steps 2 to 5. Source http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/09/11/learning-to-ask-the-right-question-2/ Ideas from 2 consultants Source: http://www.mpiweb.org/Archive?id=3604 Preparation Participants are named as A, B, and C persons respectively. Groups of 3 persons are made. Each group consists of the following persons: One A Person. One B Person. One C Person. Part A. 2 minutes Person A talks about a challenge he/she has at work. Persons B and C listen. Part B. 5 minutes Persons B and C give feedback to person A by speaking to each other, i.e. they ignore person A. Examples: What would happen if he/she.…? I’m thinking about whether he/she needs to do activity B in that way? Why doesn’t he/she….? Here’s what I would do:….. Person A writes down what he/she can use. Part C. 5 minutes Person A picks out what he or she thinks is the best idea. Person A discusses this idea with person B and C. Multiple choice creation assignment Part A. 5 minutes Each of you, please make 3 multiple choice questions about course related topics. Each question should be relevant. be concrete, simple, and clear. have minimum 3 different answers of which minimum 1 answer is correct. Part B. 2 minutes Please pass the multiple choice question to the person on your left, and let him/her do the test. Part C. 5 minutes Please hand the test, you have just taken, to the person on your left, and let him/her correct the test. The person correcting the test gives a short feedback to the person, who did the test - arguing for why the answer of the question is right or wrong. Round robin exercise ½ minute per person What’s interesting for you regarding this topic? ½ minute per person What’s important to you regarding this topic? ½ minute per person Each of you, please make 1 suggestion for solving the problem mentioned. Relationship self test Source: http://www.relationshipbooksinfo.com/the-bibace-5-minute-test Step # 1 Make a mental list of up to 5 people with whom you feel you have the best relationships. Step # 2 Make a second list of up to 5 people who make you feel the best about yourself. If the lists are identical or almost identical, you have your answer. Individual reflection assignment 2 questions to reflect individually on for 3 minutes Question # 1 What in particular, regarding the content of what you have worked on, is most clear in your mind? Question # 2 Thinking about what you have worked on, what is the most useful for you in your life at the moment? Other questions to ask What do you think is the essence in this discussion? What challenges does each one of you have in this area? Source: Ravn, Ib: Facilitering, p. 96. Take home message Please reflect individually for 2 minutes about what you will take home from this event, i.e. what you personally can use. Individual feedback assignment Name: How was the event? + - Start Finish What, in particular, did you like? 1. 2. 3. Thanks very much in advance for your feedback.